Fox Digital Media Archive & Fox Media Services: Leveraging Innovation in AWS to Capitalize on an Evolving Media Landscape

October 17, 2018

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At 83 years, 20th Century Fox is one of the oldest movie and television studios.  With those 83 years comes a long history of leading and participating in Media and Entertainment innovations and standards to continue to drive the industry forward as well as a healthy archive of valuable content.  Those 83 years also come with maintaining and supporting a daunting number of legacy media formats, systems and workflows.  The rapidly evolving media landscape is exponentially increasing in complexity, scale, and most importantly, opportunity.  A studio’s ability to adopt an agile framework in order to innovate through iteration and purpose is no longer simply an advantage, but a requirement.  Migrating from traditional on-premise, heavy iron, data centers and workflows to serverless infrastructure utilizing lightweight microservices, cloud native applications, and flexible architecture is the new standard for Media and Entertainment.  Amazon’s astonishing rate of positive disruption and commitment to the Media and Entertainment Industry has created a rich arsenal of products and services that foster innovation across 20th Century Fox.  By partnering with AWS, 20th Century Fox has embraced these challenges and is leveraging our consumer’s increased expectations for quality and access to our content to redefine how we master, archive, transform, package and deliver our content.

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MX1, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES*, is a global leading media services provider. The world’s first media globalizer works with leading media businesses to transform content into the ultimate viewer experience for a global audience. With more entertainment, more innovation and more impact, MX1 offers a full range of content management, delivery and value-added digital media services. Together, MX1 distributes more than 1,000 TV channels, manages the playout of 440 channels and delivers syndicated content to more than 120 leading subscription VOD platforms. The new company has 16 offices worldwide and operates six global state-of-the-art media centres, enabling customers to reach billions of people around the world.

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